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UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

Grace Robertson April 8, 2021
This semester, the Campus Environmental Center’s subgroup Half-Pint Prairie is collaborating with another subgroup called Microfarm to set up a table next to the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center, UT’s biodiversity center in the Tower, to hand out seeds, pots and other gardening materials.
UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

Zoe Tzanis April 8, 2021
Some UT students choose to stay off social media platforms for their mental wellbeing and to avoid misinformation.
Thomas Casler

Where to get your post-pandemic cut

April 6, 2021

Rapunzel-length locks and mullet comebacks have become iconic pandemic looks. But with the state of Texas opening up vaccine distribution to every adult, students who have gone months without a haircut...

UT barista Stanley Sutton spreads positivity with acts of kindness

UT barista Stanley Sutton spreads positivity with acts of kindness

Sofia Treviño April 6, 2021

After a trip to the Union Coffee House, a student immediately alerts the Kinsolving GroupMe. She finally found the person a devoted group of residents had been on the lookout for — Stanley the barista. No,...

Never left home: Students describe ‘mentally draining’ nature of living at childhood homes

Never left home: Students describe ‘mentally draining’ nature of living at childhood homes

Dex Parra April 6, 2021
For many students, the traditional college experience has been confined to their childhood homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning.
Local Austin artist creates clock piece representing COVID pandemic

Local Austin artist creates clock piece representing COVID pandemic

Hanaa Irfan April 6, 2021
Local multimedia artist Madeline Irvine used a box of washers as a central element in her seven monthlong abstract art project called “Pandemic Clock.”
Petroleum engineering students consider different career paths as market crashes

Petroleum engineering students consider different career paths as market crashes

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 6, 2021
Due to a large loss of employment within the Texas oil and gas industry, some students hoping to enter the once-booming industry have pursued further education or shifted career paths entirely.
‘Concrete Cowboy’ explores father-son relationship, Philadelphia’s cowboy culture

‘Concrete Cowboy’ explores father-son relationship, Philadelphia’s cowboy culture

Grace Barnes April 4, 2021

“Concrete Cowboy” earnestly explores Philadelphia’s Black cowboy subculture and the relationship between an estranged father and son. Although its coming-of-age narrative is predictable, strong performances...

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Zoe Tzanis March 31, 2021

It’s Saturday afternoon. The kitchen smells strongly of southern spices and sautéed onions. In stained aprons and bulky safety goggles, Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg spend hours prepping vegetables, cutting...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

Noah Levine March 31, 2021

The time has come for iconic monsters Godzilla and King Kong to face off yet again on the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” is in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max...

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

Carolyn Parmer March 30, 2021

Efforts to be inclusive can sometimes leave people feeling more separated than ever.  Advocates of the term “womxn” believe it is more inclusive of those who don’t identify with the cisgender...

Making their marks: Four UT women filmmakers who are impacting the film industry

Making their marks: Four UT women filmmakers who are impacting the film industry

Thomas Casler March 30, 2021

From the steps of the UT tower to Hollywood film studios, the UT radio-television-program boasts an impressive roster of alumni that have gone on to excel in the film industry.  With Women’s History...